24/6

24 6 We are coming out of a period of much needed rest and reorientation. Sorry if you haven’t seen much from us in awhile but we were intentional about not posting much because we wanted to unplug as much as possible. We are now jumping back in and wanted to share with you a great little book we read over our break. It’s called 24/6 and was gifted to us by a friend. It is a refreshing and challenging look at what it means to keep the Sabbath. We’d encourage you all to read it as well and “Be still and know that I am God.” The book is full of quotes regarding the Sabbath. Here are just  a few of our favorites:

“A world without a Sabbath would be like a man without a smile, like a summer without flowers, and like a homestead without a garden. It is the joyous day of the whole week.” Henry Ward Beecher

“I feel as if God had, by giving the Sabbath, given fifty-two springs in each year.” Samuel Taylor Coleridge

“As we keep or break the Sabbath day, we nobly save or meanly lose the last best hope by which man rises.” Abraham Lincoln

“When your tongue is silent, you can rest in the silence of the forest. When your imagination is silent, the forest speaks to you. It tells you of it unreality and of the Reality of God. But when your mind is silent, the the forest suddenly becomes magnificently real and blazes transparently with the Reality of God.” Thomas Merton

“Like a path through the forest, Sabbath creates a marker for ourselves so, if we are lost, we can find our way back to our center.” Wayne Muller

“Sabbath is the uncluttered time and space in which we can distance ourselves from our own activities enough to see what God is doing.” Eugene Peterson

“He that would prepare for heaven, must honour the Sabbath upon earth.” David Wilson

“The Sabbath is the link between the paradise which has passed away the paradise which is yet to come.” Andrew Wylie

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